Copyright © 2021

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Croatia to complete transfer of Mi-8 helicopters to Ukraine “in near future,” defense minister hopes

Mi-8 helicopter in Croatia. February 2023. Photo credits: Jutarnji list
Croatia to complete transfer of Mi-8 helicopters to Ukraine “in near future,” defense minister hopes

Croatia is going to complete the transfer of helicopters to Ukraine “in the near future,” Croatian Defense Minister Mario Banožić hopes. He said it in Odesa during a joint briefing with his Ukrainian counterpart, Oleksii Reznikov, on 29 March.

Banožić didn’t give more details on the helicopters, but previously, Croatian media reported that the country was about to finish preparations for transferring 14 Mi-8 transport helicopters. The Mi-8 is a Soviet-designed medium multi-purpose helicopter with two main variants: a transport helicopter and an armed gunship.

According to the minister, Croatia has been supporting Ukraine’s fight for freedom since the very beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, and will continue to do so for as long as it is necessary.

“From the very beginning, the Croatian government has been supporting Ukraine financially, technically and materially, providing political support. And one of the steps of such political support is the decisions that are currently being considered by our government. And one of the points of such decisions is helicopters, I hope that in the near future, we will be able to complete the transfer,” Banožić said.

Read also:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Related Posts